HOW THE ADHD DRUG WORKS TO TREAT ICE AD­DIC­TION

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

Lis­dex­am­fe­tamine LiLi d f is a stim­u­lant of the brain and a treat­ment in Aus­tralia for ADHD.

The once-daily tablet con­verts to dex­am­phetamine in the blood stream and takes longer to take ef­fect than in­haled or in­jected metham­phetamine.

The long-act­ing na­ture of lis­dex­am­fe­tamine could re­duce metham­phetamine de­pen­dency, crav­ings and with­drawal symp­toms.

It’s a sim­i­lar ap­proach to us­ing nico­tine re­place­ment ther­apy for smok­ers and methadone for heroin users.

Dur­ing the trial, a daily dose of 250mg of the drug will be given orally to peo­ple who are ran­domised to re­ceive the med­i­ca­tion. A nor­mal dosage for ADHD is 70mg.

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